This year has been long and trying and yet I remain so very grateful. I am finally getting to say good-bye to the 1980's mauve carpeting. Our home wasn't even built until the 1990's but the entire downstairs was mainly mauve in tile and carpet. It just had to go for the sake of re-sale...at least that is what I convinced Mr. C.
Little did I know what a major amount of work it would entail. I have already shared the bathroom remodel and how much I love the new updated look. Here is the finished hall and bathroom link http://www.createology.blogspot.com/2015/05/downstairs-reno-update.html
So needless to say the removal of three rooms of overwhelming stuff and furniture was daunting. I carried all I could upstairs into the Library and just piled it or dropped it where I stood.
Mr. C and I are so old that we have massive heavy good quality furniture. The bad news is that it is massive and heavy and where do you put it temporarily!
My studio got the brunt of stuff since it was the closest to the three rooms getting new carpet. I won't bore you with more photos or tales of woe. I will show the new carpeting when I find my camera in all this stuff! I am grateful that the new carpet is installed. Long story that I will left untold. Now I realize that putting every thing back in order will be a much larger job due to exhaustion and overload...not to mention I must edit and reduce my stuff.
There hasn't been any fun happening in this household and Summer is quickly waning. The Moon gave me some much needed Bliss as I gazed at it last night and talked softly thanking my blessings.
Oh you are wondering about the title..."Company Amidst Chaos"? Mr. C's son gave us three days notice and arrived for a week's visit. Yes, I had to help with all the guest room furniture and it is very heavy solid wood antiques!!! Mr. C and I were up most of the night before his arrival to get just that room ready. I am praying my Chaos turns to Calm very soon or I may need a serious vacation.
Thank you for your prayers regarding the dangerous raging forest fire that is just a few miles from our home. It has been a tense few days and thankfully...so far...the over 2000 firefighters and numerous amounts of planes, dozers and helicopters are keeping us safe. Rain would be so welcome here in Northern California where there are over 1200 fires burning each day. Yes, I did type that number correctly. And to top it off we are back in triple digit heat wave temperatures.
Soon I will share some creative bits I have managed to eek out in spite of my sewing machine being gone for repairs. You can take the sewing machine away from the girl but you can't take the needle and thread from her fingers.
Yes, my July tag line is still fitting..."High on Life July". Warm Summer Smiles and Creative Bliss My Friends...